Where Are They?
One Step Beyond: Where Are They? Season 3 Episode 12 First Aired 12/13/1960
Stars:John Newland (Host)
Guest Star:Phillip Pine (Harry Call)
Joan Tompkins (Jenny Call)
Richard Devon (Charles Elton)
Robert Williams (Marshal Joe Tomlinson)
Harlan Warde (Commander Phillips)
Jason Johnson (Colonel Willis)
Herbert Patterson (Garner)
Charles Keane (Carter)
Alan Dexter (Towers)
Roy Sickner (Frank)
John Alvin (Bradley)
Addison Richards (The Cabinet Secretary)
November 26, 2013
Where Are They? - OSB
This is a good episode. The actors underplay their roles rather than get all melodramatic. I have read a lot of articles on this phenomenon. Very strange to say the least.
Interesting trivia... 90% of the people on this episode were later in various episodes of "Perry Mason". "Perry Mason" was one of those tv series that had a large guest cast from week to week and so it is interesting when I watch one of these shows from the early 1950's to see how many of the cast went on to be on a "Perry Mason" episode.
Like "Murder SHe Wrote", Law & Order", "NCIS", and the various "CSI" shows that used and use from the acting pools of their day.
May 17, 2010
Believe It Or Not?
I heard something similar from one from the old men in my mother-in-law's Assisted Living facility.
Seems that he was over at the Underwriters Laboratories when several senators and motorcar engineers accompanied some fellow that was out to prove the worth of his super cheap vegetable oil fuel on a standard model A Ford engine... and it worked. BUT there was an immediate protest from lobbyists that such a product would collapse the major oil companies that were STILL productive in the midst of the depression.
Later in 1943 with fuel rationing there came out a home brew that could be substituted for petrochemical fuels and that too was squelched. My foster father, however, and a group of other Graingers had managed a co-operative still and produced farm machinery fuel from corn and grain husks 'till the mid fifties. Back in those days certain individuals could sorta 'hire' county work crew laborers(trustee inmates) for day labor.
They managed the 'still' as it were under the watchful eye of grandfathers armed with good old-fashioned shotguns. I don't remember our family EVER buying gas station fuel for neither the farm machines nor the 49 or so slope backed Chevy.
In the 60's there was a fogger that if used on gasoline as a carburator would have produced a hundred mile per gallon vehicle BUT after it was published in Popular Science no one ever heard of it again.
There may or may not have been a gasoline pill but there has ALWAYS gas station fuel alternatives.
May 15, 2010
Good acting done in by beyond believable plots
The eerie music for this series sets exactly the right mood for the injection of strange and unbelievable ideas in the reasoning brains of ordinary people. Today's audiences are of a less imaginative nature and may not be able to appreciate what those in the 1950s and 1960s could watch and enjoy and speculate.